It’s a fierce fashion world out there, especially when one is trying to navigate top trends for the new season. If you are like us, and follow many of the industry leaders each season, you can get confused. Vogue gives their top trend picks. Okay, great! Then you look at Elle, Marie Claire, Instyle, Harper’s Bazaare and they all have their own opinions from what they saw on the runway. You can usually narrow down about five trends that they all agree on (although they call them something different). Take for instance this year’s plaid look which you’ll see referred to as prep school, tweed, or English plaid. You get the idea.
Additionally, some years the same trend repeats itself over and over. Isn’t plaid on trend pretty much every fall? Isn’t leather? You’re not going to wear much leather in the summer, but you will wear the floral trend that comes back every Spring and Summer. That’s a proven winner! It seems that wheel is being reinvented with a new “spin” every year but pretty much has the same threads.
This leads us to a favorite “trend” that comes back time and again: Animal Print. This fall, it’s kind of a big deal because all the industry leaders seem to agree that it’s a VIP (very important print)! However, instead of a trend, we think of it as more of a staple, like the Little Black Dress. It never goes out of style so just keep it in your closet. It’s a proven winner season after season.
The exciting thing is that local boutiques and designers around town agree that animal prints are a VERY big deal this fall so we’ve navigated some fierce looks for you to shop this “trend” locally!
You’ll wear these cute tops from Never Enough Boutique over and over and they transition through the seasons. Pair them with jeans (any color) or nice pants. Tons of mileage with any of these tops and they will not go out of style.
We are so happy that Cats Meow Personalized Gifts added more clothing and accessories when they moved to their larger space. Take a look at the various pieces they’ve added to spruce up your fall look. The cardigan can be worn with so many things you already have. The cute shoes are a fabulous addition and look incredibly comfortable and the skirt is adorable!
Cat’s Meow Personalized Gifts
Giddyup Jane has several amazing options. The dress is an easy throw on piece with a jean jacket, the rust color top is an amazing color for fall and the python blazer is a show stopper!!!!
Loving each piece below from Heels. The t-shirt is a go-to piece, the pink top is incredibly unusual (you’ll get complements) and the faded print boots are simply awesome!
These super fun looks from koho are “spot on” for the season. The python print dress is one you can dress up or down depending on what you wear with it, the leopard print cross body bag is a must have and the perfect going out size, and that python blazer is simply wonderful dressed up or down!
The v-neck leopard print top below is a wonderful staple and we love it worn with this jacket! The black top with leopard sleeves is fun, and unique and we adore the python print booties. You can’t go wrong adding any of these great pieces from TLynn’s Boutique to your Fall 2019 look.
The three unique pieces below from Rachel’s Grove are each statement pieces. The python print shirt dress is a gorgeous sapphire blue that will stand out from the rest. The leopard top has beautiful sleeves and the zebra wrap dress is timeless.
Mark Jenkins and Claire Flowers
Animal print footwear is having a moment, but we hope it sticks around because it’s fabulous. Local footwear designers Mark Jenkins and Claire Flowers both have amazing designs in their lines this season. Pair any of these with jeans, a dress or simply amp up an all black ensemble with any one of these divas.
Mark Jenkins top left and bottom right & Claire Flowers top right and bottom left
It’s stands to reason that the boutique with the name of this look has tons of options. Leopard Boutique is loving Fall 2019 and you can see the results below! There are just too many cute options to choose from! The python bomber might have a slight edge though! AH-mazing!
Looks from Leopard Boutique
Looks from Leopard Boutique
Animal print is fun and here to stay! Investing in a few pieces this season is sensible because you’ll get tons of mileage from them while looking ultra hip. Some people say it’s trending, but we know better. #classic #wardrobestaple